Sex Offender Uses Old Puppy Behind the Building Trick to Lure 9-Year-Old into Car

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Convicted perv Jeff Van Wagoner played it old school when he kidnapped a 9-year-old girl by claiming he found a puppy.
Any faith we had in the creativity of sex offenders is now gone thanks to a Mesa perv who's still using the promise of puppies to lure children into cars. The scary part is that it actually worked.

Jeffrey Van Wagoner -- a convicted sex offender who's already served 13 years in prison for molesting a child -- was arrested yesterday after he allegedly kidnapped a 9-year-old girl he found playing with a friend near her home in Mesa. To lure the kid to his car, Van Wagoner told her he'd found a puppy and tied it up behind an apartment building.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the victim and her 11-year-old friend were playing near their homes when Van Wagoner approached the girls in a small, orange car.

Van Wagoner told the girls he'd found a black puppy and wanted to know if they knew to whom it belonged. He told the girls it was tied up behind the building and asked them to follow his car and he'd show them the dog. 

The girls followed Van Wagoner behind the building, at which point he grabbed the 9-year-old's arm, pulled her into the vehicle, and fled.

The other girl rode her bike to the victim's house and told her parents, who called police.

Shortly after swiping the girl, Van Wagoner let her go on East Gilbert Road, where she ran to a house and had the resident call her parents.

The girl gave police a description of Van Wagoner's orange car and he was pulled over shortly after releasing the girl. He was stopped because he was driving an orange car, which isn't too hard to spot -- especially when the driver of one kidnapped a kid and every cop in town is looking for him.

Both the victim and the witness identified Van Wagoner as the person who'd abducted the girl.

After identifying Van Wagoner, the victim told police she "had never been so scared in her entire life."

Van Wagoner, a level 2 sex offender, has been charged with one count of kidnapping, He's being held on $250,000 bail.
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Pauline
Pauline

There is a sex (pervert) ofender in Sun City West Az, Bishop Olmsted is hiding David Ostler here because there no grand children, Ostler is on the SNAP list. pauline

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Neighbors of the suspect are upset because MCSO didn't notify them of this guy's sex offender status. MCSO apparently didn't have the personnel to do so. They were busy with another sweep of suspected undocumented immigrants. The MCSO negligence almost cost this nine year old child extreme trauma, and probably death.

Just one more example of poor resource management by the Flaccid Fool of MCSO.

What more do the voters and taxpayers of Maricopa County need to know to get rid of the MCSO shurf?

Patrick
Patrick

they should put this old bald cho-mo in the same cell as that bald punk ass killer Jared the penis head Laughner.

Patrick
Patrick

convicts in any prison hate rats,snitches and kiddy diddlers- cho-mo child molesters. most of the time if they are not segregated from the other cons they either end up beaten to a bloody pulp toothless brok nose etc or stabbed to death or beat to death. have fun you Bug!

Shortcut to the Bighouse
Shortcut to the Bighouse

I wouldn't have guessed that old ploy still worked. But then again I can't even so "no" to a puppy in distress.I also wouldn't have guessed that any idiot might try to pull a felony two in an orange car. A 1976 AMC Gremlin, no doubt. And Jeff, since orange seems to start your engines, its a real shame you didn't come by my hut. I have a lovely bright orange parking cone that is great for a freak like you to have sex with. I'd have been glad to show you how. Though your orange car is lost to the ages, don't stress, orange ADOC jumpsuits are your future.Bye now...

FaithfulScribe
FaithfulScribe

@Pauline 

You are a harpy Pauline.  Misguided and one of those minor individuals who still believes Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destructions and are waiting for the message of Chicken Little to become true.  Gathering a crowd of mean spirited.

FaithfulScribe
FaithfulScribe

@Pauline 

You are not only wrong, but passing on inflammatory information such as this is - just as illegal - defamation of character.  You "think" you know something because "someone I trust who knows told me", but unless you know first hand - which is highly doubtful, I would suggest to cease and desist.

Just Me
Just Me

You can't depend on MCSO to keep you safe . . . just clean up afterward. Here's a free service that you can sign up for and they will send you an e-mail whenever a registered offender moves in or out of the area. The site will show you a map and photos of the offenders. http://familywatchdog.us It's time to educate ourselves!

Stylistsimone
Stylistsimone

This creep grew up down the street from me...flags everywhere!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

@ Just Me. Thanks for the information. I agree completely with the need to educate ourselves. I happen to live next door to a pedophile and I keep a really good eye on his coming and going, vehicles used, etc. Funny thing is, the guy is married, with two children, heavily into a religion and an insurance agent for a large national insurance provider. You just never know about the guy next door or across the street.

In the mean time, MCSO is out and about gathering up people who are brown.

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